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LaVar Ball Says Lonzo Will Take The Lakers To The Playoffs

The Lakers selected ball in Thursday's NBA Draft with the No. 2 overall pick. The crowd hovered around LaVar Ball , reporters and cameramen eager to document what Lonzo Ball's outspoken father might say next. The saga of Lonzo Ball has been one of the most heavily covered sports stories of the past year. LeBron James also is among the stars eligible to be a free agent next summer. Read More »

Dream Final Set In Halle: Roger Federer v Alexander Zverev

Other players that Federer defeated en route to the 500-series title were Karen Khachanov , Florian Mayer , Mischa Zverev , and Yuichi Sugita. Federer , ranked No. After breaking to love in the first game of the match, Federer soon found himself 4-0 up and it was not long before the first set was brought to a swift conclusion. Read More »

Did Suns Have Something To Do With Josh Jackson Skipping Celtics Workout?

Tatum will likely come off the bench and relieve Jae Crowder of some of his minutes and possibly take some of Jonas Jerebko's playing time at small-ball four. "I have absolutely loved coaching Jayson Tatum ", Krzyzewski said when Tatum declared for the Draft. "I think if I become a bigger, or a stronger player physically, it will help me". Read More »

Alvaro Arbeloa, ex-Liverpool, Real Madrid and West Ham defender, announces retirement


Arbeloa made more than 150 appearances for Madrid in two stints at the club and is open to a return to the Bernabeu. " Madrid know that I'll be there whenever they need me because it's my home, the club of my life", he said. "Things this season did not come out as I had dreamed". "When I ask myself what I'm going to do, I understand that I do not want to continue playing for money, I do not want to take my family away again, so I had nothing that motivated me". Read More »

Celtics leaning towards Tatum; Bulls offer for Butler shut down

He's a guy that will find a weakness in his game and try to develop that. But he has refused the team's efforts to bring him in for a last-minute workout before the draft, leading most to assume he's going elsewhere. Let's take a look at the projections from NBA Draft Express . "I'm a big fan of them; they're fans of me, so we'll see how that plays out". "He'll probably end up working out for 15 to 20 teams". Read More »

Can Lakers make playoffs in Lonzo Ball's first year?

LaVar Ball raised his family in Chino Hills, a Los Angeles suburb 35 miles east of Staples Center. "I'm just thankful for everybody that helped me get here", Lonzo Ball said . I'm fine where we are. "The tide has turned", Johnson said. "The best players in this league want to set the tone with these young players early, to let them know what it's like here". Read More »

Cavaliers owner, Billups meeting for 2nd time


All the drama seems so unnecessary, but it's hardly new in Cleveland , where LeBron James and his future are a constant topic of conversation and concern. Now the question becomes if Howard can bounce back from two tumultuous seasons in Atlanta and Houston, and also fit in in Charlotte. LeBron completed his mission, leading the Cavs to three straight National Basketball Association finals and one championship, but he's all but gone after this season. Read More »

Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons roast Lonzo Ball on Twitter

He has the talent to be an All-Star. We want to thank him for what he did for us, but what I needed was a leader. As we all know now, Russell was part of a trade between the Lakers and Nets during Thursday's NBA Draft . "I went to the high school", Johnson said . They all said, at different times, 'This guy, everybody's attracted to this guy.' Okay, that's all I needed to hear. Read More »

Verstappen leads FP2 of Azerbaijan F1

The Formula One Grand Prix of Europe will be held on Sunday. He avoided crashing but went off on several occasions at Turn 3 and Turn 8 and was constantly voicing his frustration over a perceived brake problem on the team radio. Three-time world champion, Briton Lewis Hamilton , was fifth fastest ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Finn Valtteri Bottas , both men more than a second adrift of Verstappen's pace-setting lap. Read More »

Ronaldo is wanted at Real Madrid - Salgado


In a surprising turn of events, Ronaldo is apparently no longer interested in leaving Real Madrid . Paris St Germain and Manchester United would appear to be the front runners for his signature but do not rule out Chelsea should Abramovic decide Hazard can be part of the deal. Read More »

England's Jason Roy given out obstructing the field in T20I

Late hitting from Farhaan Berhardien , who made 32 from 21 balls saw the Proteas make 174-8 from their 20 overs despite Curran removing Morris for 12 and Phehlukwayo for a first ball duck. You can see why the umpires gave him out. Curran said he hopes one day to take the field for England with his younger brothers Sam and Ben - the cricketing sons of the former Zimababwe all-rounder Kevin Curran - who are also plying their trade in county cricket. Read More »

Socceroos chasing win against Chile after Cameroon draw in Confed Cup

The team is now hoping to increase their chance of getting a spot in the World Cup finals next year in Russian Federation after notching a draw and two home victories against Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. Teed up with a clear shooting chance from eight yards (meters), Aboubakar slipped as he slid the ball wide of the net. Mark Milligan , though, equalised for the Socceroos from the penalty spot on the hour mark but neither side could go on and get a crucial victor to give them a ... Read More »

Danny Ainge says Josh Jackson canceled Celtics workout on them


Isaiah Thomas' emergence as a legitimate superstar this season was a huge reason for the Celtics' success. He averaged 3.9 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. Duke's Jayson Tatum became the first player with North Carolina ties off the board, going third overall to the Boston Celtics . Good luck trying to guard a guy who can drill a 3 in your eye as you close out on his shot or put the ball on the ground and blow by you to get to the rim like he's Kyrie Irving. Read More »

Alexis Sanchez will decide Arsenal future after 'break' - Lee Dixon


Alexis Sanchez refused to be drawn on his Arsenal future after becoming Chile's all-time top scorer in Thursday's 1-1 draw with Germany at the Confederations Cup . Uruguay hosted the first edition of the World Cup in 1930. Russian fans in a 35,021 crowd showed which side most were on by roaring for the Cameroon lead which rewarded a strong finish to a half that began slowly and got physical. Read More »

Jose Mourinho latest to be accused of tax fraud in Spain


Ronaldo, the reigning Ballon d'Or award victor, last week said he's being unfairly treated by Spain's tax authorities, whose "persecution" has made him determined to leave Real Madrid and the country, a source confirmed to ESPN FC . Ronaldo, who is in Russian Federation at the Confederations Cup playing for Portugal , has played in Spain for Real Madrid since 2009. "Cristiano has a contract and he is a Real Madrid player". Read More »

Why Lakers Prefer Lonzo Ball Over D'Angelo Russell As Team Leader

What if? I don't live on what ifs. "It's insane", said the 6-foot-6 point guard on getting to play for Lakers legend Magic Johnson , now the Lakers' president. When asked how he would pull off this impressive feat, LaVar replied with a smile, "The Big Baller way". "He's going to do what he does and we're going to do what we do and we're going to get after it here". Read More »

NHL, NHLPA assists Illinois to study adding hockey program

Over the course of this season, Cody Glass has moved from being a prospect ranked outside the first round to being a key component of the Portland Winterhawks' success and a potential top-five pick. The Winterhawks' have a rich tradition of producing talent for the NHL Draft, with 137 players now having been selected in the NHL Draft in franchise history. Read More »

A's promote top prospect INF Barreto, put Pinder on DL

Barreto was a late addition to the lineup at second base when Jed Lowrie couldn't play after a mild knee injury he sustained Friday night. Cleveland's Corey Kluber struck out a season-high 13 and allowed three hits in seven innings, but throwing errors by second baseman Jason Kipnis and catcher Yan Gomes led to two unearned runs in the first. Read More »

Roger Federer beats Karen Khachanov to reach 11th Halle Final

Federer advanced when Khachanov lifted a backhand long on match point. "I thought it was extremely close, especially that second set", Federer, who has never won a tournament nine times, told reporters. Yet to drop a set in the event so far, the 18-time Grand Slam victor will be looking for his fourth title of the year and ninth Halle title before hoping to achieve his main goal of winning Wimbledon . Read More »

Proteas show fight to level series

South Africa won the second T20I by three runs. There is no guarantee that he will get the chance to stake that claim in tomorrow's victor takes all decider in Cardiff, but he vowed to try to do even better if he gets the nod. England appeared on course for an unassailable 2-0 series lead at the start of the 15th over when Roy called for a quick single at the non-striker's end. Read More »

No underdog talk at Mercedes after Canada one-two


Bottas in second gave Mercedes their first 1-2 finish of the season and Stroll took points for Williams, finishing P9 at his home Grand Prix. Ferrari's Vettel , victor of three of the previous six races, finished fourth after losing places at the start and then dropping further down the field when he had to pit to replace a damaged front wing. Read More »

North Korea conducts another rocket engine test


News of the test came one day after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged China, Pyongyang's sole ally, to put more pressure on the North to rein in its atomic weapons and ballistic missile programs. Our North Korean interlocutors presented a stark choice: "First accept us as a nuclear state, then we are prepared to talk about a peace treaty or fight". Read More »

Chile says it will consider joint bid for 2026 World Cup


The goal was his 38th in 112 appearances for Chile , taking him past Marcelo Salas . "We will have to be at our top level, because if we lose, we are done at this tournament". "It was a game of a really high level". Despite the early scare, Germany regained their composure and pushed forward. Although its defense has been questionable, Chile's consistent attacking capabilities are at the forefront of its game, presenting quite the uphill battle for the Australians. Read More »

Ronaldo summoned for tax hearing


The hearing will take place at 09:00 GMT on July 31 in a court at Pozuelo de Alarcon, in the suburbs of Madrid , according to Spanish press reports. Spanish tax authorities believe Mourinho used an image rights company based in the British Virgin Islands, part of a chain of companies, including two in Ireland linked to Mourinho's agent Jorge Mendes . Read More »

Andre Ward Stops Sergey Kovalev in Eighth to Retain Light Heavyweight Titles


The 33-year-old American extended his flawless career record to 32 wins from 32 in an impressive performance, albeit with a controversial ending, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. And Ward emphasized that he was dealing with as much remorse as Kovalev was. The rematch is as intriguing as the first fight, when the question was whether Kovalev's vaunted power would carry the day against a fighter who never really excites fans but always leaves the ring with his hand ... Read More »

Portugal close to containing wildfire that killed 64

More than 1,000 firefighters and nearly 400 fire engines are still battling to control the flames. Police have said the fire was caused by dry lightning strikes and spread so quickly due to an unusually risky mix of low humidity, extremely high temperatures and powerful winds.But investigators said on Wednesday they would question the head of the country's volunteer firefighters, Jaime Marta Soares, who has said he suspects the fire had "criminal origins". Read More »

Germany hope Liverpool's Emre Can fit for Cameroon

A win would have been enough for either team to reach the semifinals on Thursday, but Chile will only need a draw to ensure they go through as they face Australia on Sunday, and the same for Germany against Cameroon . Germany have won two of their three previous meetings with Cameroon and there was a 2-2 draw when the teams last met in a pre-World Cup friendly in 2014. Read More »

Faf backs AB as Proteas skipper

It was hardly surprising when AB de Villiers , the South Africa captain, was grilled by the media following his team's disastrous performance in the Champions Trophy . India won the match by 8 wickets. Virat Kohli says India's Champions Trophy demolition of South Africa was fuelled by his refusal to spare his players from criticism. Read More »

Greene picked for arm, McKay for bat near top of Major League Baseball draft


White Sox pitcher James Shields (strained right lat) has made two rehab starts for Triple-A Charlotte. Already, there is talk he could be a designated hitter in the low minors when he's not pitching. "He's the best athlete I think I've ever seen", Kay said. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound senior from Mississippi State is 22 years old. The MLB.com preview show begins at 12:30 p.m. Read More »

David Ortiz's No. 34 becomes 10th retired Red Sox jersey number


The Red Sox waited at the top of their dugout. Bush also lives in Miami, served two terms as governor from 1999 to 2007 and was an unsuccessful candidate a year ago for the Republican nomination for president. Boston Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi strikes out swing in front of Los Angeles Angels' Martin Maldonado during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Boston. Read More »

Sana Mir ready for Women's World Cup challenge

The love for cricket goes beyond boundaries and with today's doodle , extends to the "cricket" and insect community as well in a very adorable fashion. She said: "I'm a bit insane sometimes". The eleventh edition of the ICC Women's World Cup has brought back the spirit of cricket and Google is encouraging everyone to experience the fun game with their doodle . Read More »